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Friday, May 24, 2019 11:27 AM

In the know: Top 5 contract law developments for 2019

<p><strong>When:Tuesday 2 July 2019</strong></p> <p><strong>Where:Travers Smith, 10 Snow Hill, London, EC1A 2AL</strong></p> <p><strong>Time:8.30am - Registration<br /> 9am - Seminar begins<br /> 10am - Finish</strong></p> <p><strong>We would be delighted if you could join us for our upcoming seminar, aimed at in-house lawyers at all levels and others negotiating commercial contracts.</strong></p> <p>The seminar will cover five key developments with significant implications for commercial contracts:</p> <ul> <li>The concept of &quot;relational contracts&quot; and why it&#39;s a potential game-changer</li> <li>Brexit, force majeure and material adverse change clauses</li> <li>Pricing and exclusivity - yet more pitfalls for the unwary</li> <li>Liability, non-reliance clauses and penalty clauses - where are we now?</li> <li>Contracting with smaller businesses: how to avoid being &quot;named and shamed&quot;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Register today!&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:00 PM

Straight to the point of dispute resolution: Singapore Mediation Convention - the enforcement

Adrian Lifely is a Partner at Osborne Clarke specialising in complex international arbitration and in commercial litigation. Adrian is also a CEDR

Thursday, May 23, 2019 8:00 PM

FIDIC claims notification provisions: Hong Kong High Court guidance

A recent decision of the Hong Kong High Court has considered the effect of claims notification provisions which require a contractor to state the

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

Court of Appeal determines that negative declaratory arbitration awards are enforceable

A recent Court of Appeal case addressed whether a negative declaratory arbitration award is enforceable. The decision emphasises the narrow grounds

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

Arbitral award set aside for violation of due process

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court confirmed that Section 34(7) of the Arbitration Act - under which an arbitral award must be set aside if an

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

Dispute resolution for multi-contract projects: avoiding parallel proceedings and conflicting decisions

Construction contracts are often part of a wider suite of project contracts, involving multiple, overlapping parties. This intertwined suite of

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

State court not obliged to review arbitral case file

In post-arbitral proceedings, parties challenging an unfavourable award or its enforcement often argue that they were deprived of the right to present

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

West Virginia high court: Insufficient facts to determine whether arbitration agreement can be enforced

On May 17, the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals vacated a state circuit court’s ruling to deny a motion to compel arbitration in a case related

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

Disclosure in international arbitration: using US courts to obtain discovery for non-US proceedings

Unbeknown to many, Section 1782 of Title 28 of the US Code permits parties to obtain discovery in the United States in aid of non-US legal proceedings

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 8:00 PM

Beware International Laws and Conventions

A recent Fifth Circuit case upholds the enforceability of arbitration clauses in international agreements, even in the face of state law holding

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

UAE Law: Choice of governing law and jurisdiction

This is especially obvious with regards to worldwide business transactions. Contracts are closed between two parties sitting in two different parts of

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator - update

The case of Hitachi Zosen Inova AG v John Sisk & Son Ltd, has provided clarification when challenging the jurisdiction of an adjudicator, where it is

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Risk of dissipation - upheld as a principle for granting a stay of execution

The recent Court of Appeal decision in Gosvenor London Ltd v Aygun Aluminium UK Ltd 2018 EWCA Civ 2695 has upheld the first instance decision which

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Enforcing South African judgments in two key jurisdictions: England and the US

Favourable judgment in hand, South African litigants would be forgiven for thinking their victory is all but won. Those looking to execute rulings

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Further encouragement from the English courts to pursue international disputes there

The recent decision of the English Supreme Court in Vedanta Resources PLC v Lungowe and others provides a further example of the willingness of the

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Divorce 101: how to keep family affairs out of the papers

Whilst playing ‘happy families‘ in public can be good for one’s reputation, in reality many high-net-worth families have complex and sensitive

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 8:00 PM

Re-Writing the Rules: The International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) Updating Rules to Modernize and Streamline ICSID Proceedings

The ICSID describes itself as the “world’s leading institution devoted to international investment dispute settlement” and highlights that numerous

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Jurisdictional challenges to arbitral awards: raise them before they're gone

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice recently provided a comprehensive judicial review of a jurisdictional challenge to an arbitral award. This

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Moot - an interpretation and application of the principle in the context of an application for judicial review

This case considers when an application for judicial review will be moot and, if so, when the court will nonetheless exercise its residual discretion

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

New decision may deprive commissioner discretion to refuse legal representation in CCMA and bargaining council arbitration proceedings

A recent landmark decision of the of the South African Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council could see Commission for

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

MeToo: Rapid Legal Developments But Considerable Uncertainty Remains

The MeToo movement sparked a legislative response that continues to spread across the country. In the absence of significant federal legislation

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Finally a Level Playing Field in Thai Arbitrations?

The use of guerrilla tactics in disputes in Thailand has long been a popular topic of discussion amongst regional arbitration practitioners in

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

China Offices Legal Flash May 2019

On April 2, 2019, the Department of Justice of the HKSAR and the PRC Supreme People's Court signed the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Assistance in

Monday, May 20, 2019 8:00 PM

Massachusetts Consumer Data Privacy Bill Could Dramatically Expand Class Action Litigation Risk

Earlier this year, Massachusetts state senators introduced a consumer data privacy bill with a private right of action that could become the broadest

Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:00 PM

Supreme Court: Like School on Saturday, an Ambiguous Arbitration Agreement Has No Class (Arbitration)

In Lamps Plus, Inc. v. Varela, No. 17-988 (Apr. 24, 2019), the Supreme Court held that because of the “fundamental” differences between individual

Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:00 PM

Michael Best Wins Dispute for Bitcoin Mogul Jered Kenna

Michael Best secured an arbitration win for a dispute over a cryptocurrency trade on behalf of its client Jered Kenna, a startup and digital

Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:00 PM

Court Rules: Continued Employment Supports Consent To Arbitrate

On April 10, 2019, the California Court of Appeals, Second District, in Diaz v. Sohnen Enterprises, 2019 S.O.S. 1722, ruled that an employee

Sunday, May 19, 2019 8:00 PM

Arbitration Clause in Beer Distribution Agreement Enforced by the Virginia ABC

On May 7, 2019, the Virginia Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control (VABC) published a decision confirming the enforceability of arbitration clauses

Friday, May 17, 2019 8:00 PM

“Despite Notice-Prejudice Rule Win, Insureds Should Stay Wary,” Insurance Law Update

In pursuing coverage under a variety of types of insurance policies, policyholders may confront an issue of proper notice of claim. Specifically, as a

Thursday, May 16, 2019 8:00 PM

The impact of burden of proof findings on future adjudications

The Court of Appeal has last week granted permission for the appeal of a TCC decision in relation to burden of proof findings made by an adjudicator

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